allaah's mercy

Hadith Qudsi 34:

On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) say: Allah the Almighty said:

“Oh son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great at it.”

[It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal). Its chain of authorities is sound]

The Yemeni Corner of the Ka’bah 

Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

touch the Yemeni Corner with his hand in each circuit (of Tawaaf), but he should not kiss it. If it is not possible to touch it, then he should not point to it with his hand.

‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz (Rahimahullah) heard that his son bought a ring for 1,000 dirhams, so he wrote a letter to his son, saying:

“It has reached me that you bought a 1,000 dirham ring, so when this letter reaches you, sell the ring and fill 1000 stomachs (charity) Then buy a ring for 2 dirhams and the inside of it should be of iron and engrave on it the following words: “May Allaah have mercy on the person who knows his limits!”

Source: Madarij As-Salikien”, 2/331

The truthful one awaits the relief [from hardship] and doesn’t lose hope in the Mercy of Allaah.
—  Ibn al-Qayyim, Madarij as-Salikeen (v. 3, p. 122)

Abu Burda ibn Abu Musa related that:

Ibn Umar saw a Yamani man going around the House making tawaaf while carrying his mother on his back and chanting: “I am her humble camel…I carried her more than she carried me.”

Then the man asked, “Ibn Umar, do you think that I have repaid her?“ 

He replied,No, not even for a single groan (of the birth pangs she suffered).”

Al Adab Al Mufrad, Chapter 6 Hadith #11, Graded Sahih by Al Albaani

Sometimes we can’t move on from our past because it meant so much to us; the mere thought of moving on means that it’s over, it’s finished, it is no longer here…they are no longer here; you are on your own. & we prefer denial, we prefer to not admit such truths to ourselves, we prefer to not believe it. Maybe if we try one more time. Maybe if we say one more thing. Maybe if we hope long enough and hard enough…but the truth is we have to let go of what let go of us long ago; we can’t hold on to what has left our grasp; we can’t hope for what’s not ours. We have to trust that letting go of the past, allows for us to better grasp what awaits us in the future; we have to trust that these moments that passed were lessons, they were all lessons. & we became better, we became so much better, so much stronger, so much smarter, so much wiser. We let go & we move on. It may take a few weeks, a few months, but a day will pass by where we will arise with the Sun and sleep with the Moon and in between, not a thought of you will pass by, and it will be a good day. It will be a good day. 

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

Allah said concerning fasting: “I shall reward him for it.” So he connected the reward for fasting to Himself, because the reward for righteous deeds is mentioned by number, and a good deed will be rewarded between ten and seven hundred fold, many times.But with regard to fasting, Allah connected the reward to Himself without specifying any number.

Allah is the most generous of those who are generous, and the gift reflects the generosity of the giver. So the reward of the one who fasts will be very great, without reckoning. Fasting is patience in obeying Allah, patience in keeping away from the things forbidden by Allah, and patience in bearing the decree of Allah, hunger, thirst, physical and mental weakness.

So it combines all three types of patience, thus the fasting person deserves to be counted as one of the patient, and Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Only those who are patient shall receive their reward in full, without reckoning”

[al-Zumar 39:10] 

- Majaalis Shahr Ramadaan, p. 13 

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: Is it obligatory for the fasting person to complete the Qur’aan in Ramadaan?

He replied:

Completing the Qur’aan in Ramadaan is not obligatory for the fasting person, but he should read the Qur’aan a great deal in Ramadaan, as that is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ, and he ﷺ used to review it with Jibreel every Ramadaan.

Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (20/516)

﴾وَإِنْ مَسَّهُ الشَّرُّ فَيَئُوسٌ قَنُوطٌ﴿

Translation: But if evil touches him, then he gives up all hope and is lost in despair.

This means: He despairs of the mercy of Allaah, and thinks that this trial has been brought upon him for his destruction…

Source: Imam Sa’di’s Tafsir (p. 885)

Our Good Deeds Are By The Mercy Of Allaah Ta'ala

Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah [رحمه الله] said:

« َيَجِبُّ أن يَعلَـمَ العَبـدُّ أنَّ عَمَلَـهُ مِن الحَسَنَـاتِ هُـوَ بِفَـضلِ اللَّهِ وَرَحمَتِـه ومِن نِعمَتِـهِ كَمَـا قَـالَ أهـلُ الجَنَّـةِ : ‘الحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هَدَانَا لِهَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لِنَهتَدِيَّ لَولَا أَن هَـدَانَا اللَّهُ'»

❝It is obligatory upon a slave of Allaah to know that the good deeds which he does are by the virtue of Allaah upon him, with Allaah’s Mercy and from His blessings. Just as the people of Paradise said:

«الحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هَدَانَا لِهَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لِنَهتَدِيَّ لَولَا أَن هَـدَانَا اللَّهُ»

'All the praises and thanks be to Allaah, Who has guided us to this, never could we have found guidance, were it not that Allaah had guided us!'❞

[Majmoo al-Fatawa, (8/442) | Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Miraath al-Anbiyya]

anonymous asked:

how can i know if Allah has approved my taubat?

Salam Alikum

Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (39:53)

Everyone who repents to Allaah, Allaah accepts his repentance. The caravan of those who have repented to Allaah will not be interrupted until the sun rises from the west.

Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:  

Repentance is essential from every sin, even if it is something between a person and Allaah and has nothing to do with the rights of another person. There are three conditions of repentance:

  1. You should give up the sin
  2. You should regret having done it
  3. You should resolve never to go back to it.

If one of these three is missing, then your repentance is not sincere. If the sin has to do with the rights of another person, then there are four conditions: the three mentioned above and restoring the rights of that person. (…)

Based on the above, if these conditions are met by the person who is repenting, then there is the hope that his repentance will be accepted, by Allaah’s leave. After that we should not worry about waswaas (whispers) suggesting that his repentance is not accepted, because that is from the Shaytaan and is contrary to what Allaah and His Messenger ﷺ have told us, that repentance is accepted if it is sincere.

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Hope this answers your question. Take care

Allaah is more merciful to His slaves than the most merciful of mothers to her child.

For the One Who made her merciful must be more merciful than her.
—  Ibn Taymiyyah’s Fatawa (v. 16, p. 448)

I remember, a sister once said, “I feel like some disbelievers are kind to me then Muslims”. Subhanallah when some Muslim comes and asks help from you or tries to clear their doubts in Islam, you should know that Allah is testing you and should respond in such a way how a shepherd deals with his flocks! Teaching and Controlling a flock isn’t easy, it needs a lot of patience and skills. Al-Hasan al-Basri (rahimahullaah) said,

O Ahl as-Sunnah! Be soft with each other, may Allaah have Mercy on you, because you will be the first to fade away.

— [Ad-Durar as-Saniyyah (8/91-95) of Shaykh Hasan ibn Husayn]

Unfortunately many people who call themselves a daee, instead of making people to get in to Islam, they are chasing them away with their harshness. Imagine if you are a sales representative for a product, will you sell it with harshness? Will the customers even hear if you sell it in such a way? Definitely No. So, we should be careful and sell it in such a way , more and more people gets interested in it. When Our Lord ask us Questions like “that day a group of people came to you and enquired about Islam. How you dealt with them?”. What will we answer. We should first try to categorise people and pick the ones who is open hearted and do dawa to them like how a teacher teaches to a child and we leave the arrogant ones aside. After explaining them about Islam, we should not expect them to accept immediately. We should give them time and Allah is changer of hearts and we should show our best of manners. And other then dawa, like for financial help we should first identify their genuineness and should act according to it as we have some many fake people surrounding us.

Wallahu alam.

Three Things that Must Be Given to the Righteous and the Sinful

It is reported that Maymoon b. Mihraan – Allaah have mercy on him – said:

“There are three things that must be given to both the righteous and the sinful: the ties of the womb (relatives) must be kept connected, whether they are righteous or sinful; trust must be fulfilled, for the righteous and the sinful; and promises must be kept, to the righteous as well as the sinful.”

[Ibn Abee Shaybah, Al-Musannaf 12:298]

The story of two beggars

Two beggars knocked on the door asking for bread.
One beggar was given a loaf and sent away. The other was kept waiting and waiting.

At length, the second beggar became concerned. “Why am I being denied? What is so lacking in me that the other one was favoured over me?” he asked himself.

Unknown to the beggar, a fresh loaf was being baked for him inside the house.

Let’s remember that Allaah’s delays are not always His denials. His timing is always perfect.

Allaah has perfect timing..never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but its worth the wait.
We dont know what tomorrow holds but know who holds tomorrow - Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Most Loving, The All Wise.

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.”
- {Imam Ash-Shafi}.